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Watergate Collection, 1973-1975 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Title: Watergate Collection, 1973-1975Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Hutchins Library

Extent: 7.0 MS boxes

Arrangement: Arrangement is in series: 1. Time/Newsweek, 2. Clippings, 3. Nixon Transcripts

Subjects: Nixon, Richard M. -- (Richard Milhous) -- 1913-1994, Nixon, Richard M. -- (Richard Milhous) -- 1913-1994 -- Resignation

Languages: English


On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested after breaking into the National Democratic Party Headquarters located in the Watergate complex in Washington DC.   Later it was found that the men were associated with the committee to re-elect Richard Nixon. It was eventually discovered that Nixon was aware of the break in and aided in the resulting cover-up. A special investigation was ordered. In all, twenty men, including some of Nixon's top aides, were convicted of obstruction of justice because of the roles they played in the cover-up. During investigative hearings, a Nixon aide referenced a taping device that recorded conversations taking place in the oval office—it was apparent that these tapes could show Nixon's involvement. The Nixon tapes were ultimately obtained through much controversy and a Supreme Court ruling. The tapes ultimately provided the prosecution with the "smoking gun" for showing Nixon’s knowledge of the events.  Impeachment proceedings were recommended by a congressional committee on the 27 of July, 1974. Before impeachment, Nixon resigned--becoming the only President to do so—on the ninth of August, 1974.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection primarily consists of Time and Newsweek magazines contemporaneous to the events leading to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon (1973-1974). The collection also includes clippings and cartoons from newspapers of the time and a transcription of the Nixon tapes.

Subject/Index Terms

Nixon, Richard M. -- (Richard Milhous) -- 1913-1994
Nixon, Richard M. -- (Richard Milhous) -- 1913-1994 -- Resignation

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the use by researchers other than federal copyright restrictions.

Preferred Citation: [Item IdentificationFolder/Box] Watergate Collection, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, Ky.

Processing Information: The finding aid was updated in 2014.

Other Note: Collection Number: BCA 0206 HC 31

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[Series 1: Times/Newsweek],
[Series 2: Clippings],
[Series 3: Nixon Transcripts],

Series 2: ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Contemporary newspaper clippings collected from an assortment of newspapers from May 10, 1973, to August 20, 1975.  There is also a file for undated clippings and cartoons that were featured during the time of the Watergate scandal.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Clippings, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Clippings, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Clippings, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous undated ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous Clippings/CartoonsAdd to your cart.

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